BOSTON (WPRI) — While Boston Red Sox fans made their way into the city for the World Series victory parade Wednesday morning, Cranston native Leah Reynolds was gearing up to take part in the festivities from a unique point of view.
Reynolds began preparing for the parade around 3 a.m., and took to the drivers seat of one of the duck boats participating in the rolling rally. She said she has been driving duck boats around Boston for four years.
“This is probably the biggest perk of the job I would say,” Reynolds said.
On Wednesday, she drove the “Faniel Hally” boat, which was fifth in line in the parade. This particular duck boat carried Red Sox Manager Alex Cora and the World Series trophy.
“The view is ridiculous,” Reynolds said of the experience. “We have the best view ever from the front of the duck.”
Reynolds said she loved watching the fans perk up as they saw Cora.
“As soon as we would go by, and I realized people were seeing Alex Cora, I would say ‘We can slow down here,'” she said. “I was kind of looking at the woman, who was with my crew, and she was like ‘You’re crying!’ and I was like ‘Nope! I’m good, I’m fine.'”
This is not Reynolds’ first victory parade. She also drove a duck boat in the New England Patriots Superbowl victory parade in 2017.
“You can see everybody, and it’s nice to be in Boston and be part of it for sure,” she said.
Reynolds said she hopes the next victory parade she drives in is for the Boston Bruins.
“All I need now is the Bruins and life is good,” Reynolds said.